by: Lillie Smith

Andrew Johnson

  1. Andrew Johnson was the 17th U.S president assumed office after the assassination of Abraham Lincoln.
  2. Johnson served from 1865-1869. He was the first president to be impeached.
  3. After Lincoln was murdered Johnson restored the South to the Union and clashed with Radical Republicans.
  4. Republicans nullified Johnson's Presidential Reconstruction plan.

Thaddeus Stevens

  1. Stevens was a member of the United States House of Representatives.
  2. He served as a chairman of the joint committee on Reconstruction.
  3. Stevens was also instrumental in the Congressional Reconstruction plan to place the South under military occupation.
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14th Amendment

  1. The 14th amendment granted citizenship and equal civil and legal rights to African Americans.
  2. The amendment was important in the Reconstruction of the American South after the war.
  3. "Half slave and half free" Abraham said.

15th Amendment

  1. 15th Amendment granted African-American men the right to vote.
  2. This was the 3rd and last Reconstruction Amendment.
  3. By 1869 amendment had been passed to abolish slavery and provide equal protection under the law.
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